Family Quotes

Bertrand russell - the place of the father in the modern suburban...
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard, "Families".

Anthony brandt - the most powerful ties are the ones to the people...
I am years gone from my family and miles away... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.
Jerrold Mundis
Many men can make a fortune by very few can build a family.
J. S. Bryan
It is about a socialist, anti - Family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Pat Robertson, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993

Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family.
Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 10 - 06 - 05
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - - The kind of atmosphere that is found in a nuturing family.
Virginia Sati
His holiness the dalai lama, speech? in 1994 - i believe that to meet the challenge of the next...
All writers - All people - Have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half - Forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.
Sir V Pritchett
The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.
Mary Catherine Bateson
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
Vartan Gregorian
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!
Joachim Du Bellay, Sonnet de Regrets
Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm.
Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
There is nothing like a coup de foudre and absorption in family responsibility for maturing the male and pulling his scattered wits together.
Sir V Pritchett
The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson
A family is a family not because of gender but because of values, like commitment, trust and love.
Gray Davis
The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again.
Earl Eisenhowe
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Mother Teresa, in her Nobel lecture
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach
The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other.
Andrew H. Malcolm
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.
J. S. Bryan
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
Isaac Rosenfeld
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
George Burns
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.
George Eliot, Middlemarch
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well.
Author Unknown
A family, although not a necessity, is the ultimate luxury.
Eric Pio
The presidency is temporary - But the family is permanent.
Yvonne De Gaulle
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warne
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Jerry Seinfeld
Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
M. F. K. Fishe
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.
Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Erma Bombeck